A 25-year-old man claimed he did not realize his own strength when he threw an infant into a wall or that smothering him to stop him from crying could kill him.
Dallas News is reporting that Javeon Dalcour-Zuber was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the 2015 death of his son—Jayceon.
Javeon Dalcour-Zuber who was convicted last week of injury to a child, a first-degree felony, claimed that all he wanted to do was stop his infant son from crying.
In an attempt to do so, Dalcour-Zuber forcefully yanked a blanket from under his 2-month-old son, flinging his fragile body into a wall. The 25-year-old man also claimed he covered Jayceon to keep him quiet.
When emergency respondents were called to the family home in December 2015, they found little Jayceon unresponsive.
He had suffered a skull fracture and was not breathing.
Little Jayceon was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced brain dead and eventually taken off life support.